Flowers in Her Hair but She Don’t Care

It’s been a while since my dear childhood friend and I have met up, let alone conduct a much needed photoshoot! We pranced around various parks in search for the perfect lighting and just the right amount of color. What resulted was a series of CoverGirl worthy shots, all of which were taken by visionary and future trendsetter, Nia Marie.

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Every year, my journalism teacher assigns us a photography challenge where we are partnered up with somebody we must take pictures of. Essentially we have to capture each other’s personality within a mere snapshot. Here’s how we did!

My partner was Nathalie (@NathalieDV_13) and these are the pictures she took of me…

…and here are the pictures I took of her!

Lastly, my journalism teacher challenged us to look intrinsically and capture photos that depict who we are in a nutshell. I decided to show my bubblinesss:




A Self Portrait

I share a room with my mom and my sister which means that I don’t get much privacy to dwell in my thoughts.  I mean, It’s hard to have some peaceful alone time with my mom watching her Telenovelas on maximum volume or with my sister’s loud snoring that only gets worse throughout the night.

Sometimes I just want to be alone!

So that’s why I created a little area for myself in the living room. It is a tiny office space that I don’t use for homework. Instead, I sit on the ground between my desk and my bookshelf, feeling well sheltered, and think. Other times, I get inspired and take my construction paper out and make a mess that I’m too lazy to clean up later. Or I just write. I write my little heart out until I run out of creative juice.

Also, it is in this cubby that I make my most important life decisions, it is where I have my breakdowns, and it is where I discover new things about myself—all while my mom and my sister are sound asleep in our bedroom.

This Is Why I’m Not a Model

Once a camera is aimed at my face, I feel exposed. I suddenly become aware of all my imperfections and try do draw attention away from them the only way I know—by being goofy. Sometimes the goofiness results in some genuinely nice pictures; other times, not so much.

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At Last! Some Creative Freedom!

Creativity doesn’t come easily, even for the most imaginative of people. But when it comes, one has to be ready to capture it in the strokes of a pencil or in the flashes of a camera. That’s why when Mirella, my close (and awesome)  friend, felt the urge to do a mini photoshoot we weren’t hesitant to do so—especially since life has become very stressful for the both of us. In other words, we needed this.

Anywho, Mirella has a great eye for photography so don’t be hesitant to check out her wordpress!